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Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
Jan 4, 2018

Brenda Flattum


The Minnesota Dentist Loan Forgiveness Program provides loan repayment assistance to dental students, residents, or licensed dentists who plan to to provide at least 25% of annual patient encounters to state public program enrollees or patients receiving a sliding fee schedule in Minnesota.

Participants are eligible for up to 4 years of funding and must agree to practice for at least 30 hours per week for at least 45 weeks per year, and a minimum of 3 years.


Dental students and residents will receive priority. Students and residents must submit an application while completing their final year of dental school or residency training.

Licensed dentists are eligible if they have remaining educational debt and their annual patient encounters include at least 25% state public program enrollees or patients on a sliding-fee schedule.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Up to $30,000 per year with a maximum of $120,000.

Application process

Links to application materials are available on the program website.

Submit the completed application by email to

Tagged as
Dental workforce · Loans, loan repayment, and loan forgiveness for health careers · Oral health · Minnesota

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